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Feds: Florida Officials Bilked FEMA Out of Hurricane Money

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Two former officials of a Florida city are charged with conspiring with two businesses to bilk the federal government out of $5 million in Hurricane Michael cleanup money, the U.S. attorney’s office announced Tuesday. U.S. Attorney Lawrence …

First Notice of Loss an Opportunity to Build Customer Satisfaction: Viewpoint

What’s worse: An incident that caused an insurance claim or the claims process itself? Ask a policyholder who has recently lived through a homeowners’ insurance claim process and the results might not be as lopsided as one would assume. Whether …

Prominent New Orleans Attorney Suspended For Mishandling Insurance Claim

Prominent New Orleans civil attorney Joseph Bruno Sr. has been suspended from practicing law for 30 days after Louisiana’s Supreme Court found he was negligent in handling an insurance claim. Bruno was previously disciplined in 1989, while he was part …

Louisiana Police Jury Files Claim, Hires Law Firm to Recover Stolen Money

The Rapides Parish Police Jury has hired a law firm to try to recover money they say was stolen from the District Attorney’s Office by an employee. The police jury, which is the governing authority for the parish, agreed on …

North Little Rock Schools Want Insurer to Help Pay for Tax Error

The North Little Rock School Board in Arkansas wants the Pulaski County assessor’s office to seek help from its insurance company after problems with tax bills diverted $1 million to Pulaski County schools The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported that officials likened …

Customer Loyalty Reliant on More Than Just Claims Satisfaction: Survey

Though 86 percent of insurance customers who submitted a claim in the past two years are satisfied with the way it was handled, 41 percent of those who have submitted a claim are still likely or very likely to switch …

Vegas Puppy Shop Owner Pleads Not Guilty in Fire

A pet shop owner pleaded not guilty to fraud and attempted theft charges in a fire at a Las Vegas, Nev., pet shop where 27 puppies and dogs were rescued by firefighters. Records show Gloria Lee entered her pleas Wednesday …

Ohio Treasurer Withdraws Claim, Sells Damaged Vehicle to Auction Company

Campaign finance filings indicate Ohio Republican Josh Mandel sold a vehicle disabled in a March wreck to an online auction company after withdrawing an insurance claim. The 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee went for $938 to Copart Inc. of Dallas. Mandel …

West Virginia Family Waits for Help With Standoff Damage

A Nicholas County family whose house was riddled with bullets during a July standoff is waiting for police to help repair the damage. Rick and Sonja Cool found dozens of bullet holes in their bedroom, their children’s bedroom and the …

Arkansas Nitric Acid Plant Explosion Claims Settled

LSB Industries, Inc., a manufacturing and marketing company, previously reported that it filed an insurance claim for losses and damages in connection with the May 15, 2012, explosion of a reactor in the 98 percent strength nitric acid plant at …